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Gallery Pictor 2023年プログラム

(English follows after Japanese.)


Gallery Pictor は2023年4月より年間プログラム《あそぶものたち・すさぶものたち》をスタートいたします。本プログラムは共通のテーマのもとに8名の作家がそれぞれの解釈・表現を行うものです。







メインテーマについて|About Main Theme












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Go back and forth, Proceed at your pleasure

Gallery Pictor 2023 year-round program


Gallery Pictor will start our 2023 year-round program from April based on the common theme, Go back and forth, Proceed at your pleasure.

In this program, eight artists will interpret and the common theme and express their idea through their artworks. Beginning with the Opening Group Show in April and May, each artist will hold a solo exhibition or two-person exhibition, workshops, and other related events in sequence.

About Main Theme

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This program focus on ‘play,’ but it is not limited to the meaning of ‘play’ or ‘fun’ which we use as usual.

The original meaning of the word for ‘play’ can be traced back to the meaning of; floating and drifting among the waves; rippling on the surface of the water; and clapping hands or plucking a musical instrument, all those are the light, swinging movements.


The Japanese word <asobu>, meaning ‘play’, has a different way of pronunciation in the same kanji character (遊), <susabu>, which means “to behave according to your own spontaneous impetus or your own excitement”.


In today’s society, everything is information-oriented, there are all kinds of services and precedents and systems have been established everywhere, making it difficult for people to ‘play’ (asobu/susabu) on their own.

This program is based on the original meaning of the word ‘play,’ and eight artists will embody ‘asobu/susabu’ by using their own senses, going back and forth, proceeding at their pleasure.


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